I have some really fun stuff to share with you today!!
So, I saw this linky and I knew I had to link up because I had had a similar idea of throwing a linky like this, but now, since Cynthia at 2nd Grade Pad is throwing it, I don't have to feel pressure to have something ready every week! I can link up when we have an idea, or for weeks that we don't, I can just go check out her blog for more ideas! SCORE!! (not that I'm lazy or anything, but you know how some weeks go!!) ;O)
Now, I'll say this- our school doesn't really celebrate holidays (Christmas, Easter, etc.) because we have students that have different beliefs, so I get a little stressed about that sometimes. However, I'm throwing caution to the wind because, well, I just want to do this activity. So. There.
I like to see all the activities that younger grade teachers come up with for centers and stuff, but I find myself thinking, awwwww, I wish we could do something like that!
So, we are going to.
Well, something similar, anyway. :O)
Our district does not teach spelling (I know, don't even get me started) so in 4th grade we focus on word study- greek and latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes, as well as synonyms, antonyms, and homophones. The roots can be hard so we throw in synonyms, etc, to off-set some of that.
I've seen different activities used with Easter eggs. So I had this idea. I talked it out with Stacia, and she had a different idea, after some trial and error, we found Stacia's idea to work better so I'm here to share it with you!
Each sheet is a different set of words. Cut them in pairs. The words are put inside the eggs. Then, give out the eggs with the different sets all mixed up. Each student would open their egg, read the two words, decide if they were synonyms, antonyms, or homophones. Then, they would take it to the basket with the corresponding label. So, smile and frown would go in the antonym basket. This could be whole group, pairs, or even individual. Then, they could check themselves with an answer sheet (you could print an extra sheet and label it so they could use it as an answer key). Or, they could sort their eggs (maybe 5 to a basket) and then write them in a list and you could even take it for a grade!
Here is the freebie for download-
And!! Stacia JUST finished her Cutie Chick Clipart!!
If you missed the free download, click the button below to download the freebie.
But, if the freebies are not enough for you, and you are like me and JUST HAVE TO HAVE these cutie chicks, you can get them for yourself!!! Look at these cuties!!
(look at their tail feathers!!)
I HAD to make something with these cute chicks, so in theme with our Take it and Make it idea, here's a FREE synonym, antonym, and homophone practice sheet! (I know we did one with shamrocks recently, but hey, practice is practice!!) :O)
What do you think about our center ideas and our new clipart?? We'd love to have feedback!!
So, have a great Friday, chics! ;O)